Jan 29, 2008

Update

Rocky's visit to the vet went pretty well this morning. The vet did blood work and said for us to call between 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. tomorrow to get the results. He said if he was us he would go ahead and continue to treat this as idiopathic seizures. He said we could spend a ton of money to try and find the cause, but that we couldn't "cure" the seizures, only control them. He said since Rocky is currently on such a high dosage of the phenobarbitol that he may consider treatment with potassium bromide. He also discovered he had a slight ear infection and gave us medication for that. He gave him a steroid shot to help calm his nerves. He said since he had so many seizures yesterday that his nerves were tied in knots and that could bring on more seizures and that the steroid would help that. He seemed much better when I saw him at noon. Paws and fingers crossed his tests all come back good and that the new medication will do the trick.
Tammy
(Mom to Two Wild 'n Crazy Guyz)

12 comments:

AM said...

Good good good. I look forward to hearing the test results tommorow. I dont know much about the bromide stuff, but Im glad he's thinking about additional treatments to help.

Willie & Waylon said...

Tammy:
We are so happy to hear that. I have a friend that has a retriever on Potassium bromide and doing well on it - phenylbarb did not work for them. SO paws are crossed! I am glad Rocky is relaxed - now for you to relax! I know it is hard - I am always keeping an "extra" eye on Waylon.

Many Sniffs,
Waylon, Willie, and Jennifer

Ed and Kelly said...

We're glad the visit went well this morning. Hopefully they'll find something that works to make you feel better. We're still thinking about you!

--da Gooch and Sophie Mae

KB said...

oh, i'm glad he's doing better..i miss him so much!!! please give him tons of puppy kisses from me and my pawrents!!!

Maggie & Mitch said...

This sounds like good news! Our paws are crossed that Rocky continues to feel better!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said...

Thanks for the update. Sure I hope a new treatment makes him feel better. Paws crossed for him.
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Pacco de Mongrel said...

can't wait to hear about the goodnews...

Ruby Bleu said...

That's promising and honest news!!! Whew...still thinking good thoughts and crossing paws!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Mack said...

Sounds like good news! I will say a prayer and send healing vibes your way!

Clover said...

Hi Ozzie, Rocky & mama Tammy,
I am sad to hear that Rocky was having so many seizures - glad that he is a little more relaxed now. I hope that the new treatment works well!
Sending hugs and kisses to you all, and especially Rocky! xo
Love Clover xo

Joe Stains said...

oh Rocky we hope you are feeling better soon and not having more seizures!!

Balboa & Mommy said...

I hope Rocky feels better with the new diet. My paws will be crossed for you.

ON a happier note, You won the Create a Caption Award.

Frenchie Snorts
Balboa